Traditionally distinct science disciplines are merging to create new and startling opportunities. Share the excitement and challenge each week through seminars and discussions with nationally recognized pioneers in science at the edge.

Seminars included on this schedule are in these three series:
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars, Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminars, and Engineering Seminars.
A very nice poster of this schedule is available in PDF and PostScript formats.

Spring Semester 2006 Michigan State University
Seminars begin at 11:30 a.m.     Refreshments served at 11:15 a.m.

Seminars are in Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building

Friday, 27 January Engineering Seminar
  Paul Laibinis , Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Vanderbilt Univ.
  DNA Directed Assembly
Friday, 03 February Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Christopher Schuh , Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, MIT
  Percolation and Scaling in Grain Boundary Engineering
Friday, 10 February Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Charles Brooks , Dept. of Molecular Biology, Scripps Research Institute
  The Role of Membrane Environment and pH on the Insertion, Folding and Assembly of Peptides and Proteins
Friday, 17 February Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Mark Tuckerman , Depts. of Chemistry and Mathematics, New York Univ.
  Hydronium and Hydroxide Transport in Liquid Water Predicted from Density Functional Theory Based Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics
Friday, 24 February Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Valeriy Ginzburg , Physical Science Group, Dow Chemical Co., Midland
  Theory and Modeling of Polymer-inorganic Nanocomposites
Friday, 03 March Engineering Seminar
  Abraham Lenhoff , Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Delaware
  Protein Transport in Porous Chromatographic Adsorbents
Friday, 17 March Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Una-May O'Reilly , Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT
  Fitness Landscapes of Analog Controllers
Friday, 24 March Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Zoltan Oltvai , School of Medicine, Univ. of Pittsburgh
  Flux States and Functional Organization of Cellular Networks
Friday, 31 March Engineering Seminar
  Curt Frank , Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Stanford Univ.
  Interpenetrating Network Hydrogels for Development of an Artificial Cornea
Friday, 07 April Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Julie Mitchell , Biochem. & Mathematics, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
  Mathematical Approaches to Protein Re-Design
Friday, 14 April Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Miguel Llinas , Dept. of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
  Is it NMR or is it Crystallography: Solving Protein Structures via the CLOUDS Approach
Friday, 21 April Engineering Seminar
  David Schaffer , Dept. of Chem. Engineering, Univ. of California, Berkeley
  Molecular Engineering of Stem Cells and Viruses for Therapeutic Application
Friday, 28 April Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Michael Betenbaugh , Dept. of Chem. & Biomolec. Eng., Johns Hopkins Univ.
  Quantitative Analysis of Glycosylation Processing

Seminar Organizers:
Engineering Seminars:
Michael E. Mackay, Chemical Engineering & Material Science mackay@msu.edu
Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminars:
Michael Feig, Quantitative Biology and Modeling Initiative feig@msu.edu
Marianne Huebner, Quantitative Biology and Modeling Initiative huebner@msu.edu
Charles Ofria, Quantitative Biology and Modeling Initiative ofria@cse.msu.edu
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars:
Phillip M. Duxbury, Physics & Astronomy duxbury@pa.msu.edu

Further information on some seminars may be found at:

Prior semesters:     Fall 2005;   Spring 2005;   Fall 2004;   Spring 2004;   Fall 2003;  
Spring 2003;   Fall 2002;   Fall 2001;   Spring 2001